LibriVox recording of Emily Fox-Seton, by Frances Hodgson Burnett. Read by Caroline Driggs.
Have you ever wondered what happened to Cinderella after she married the prince? Have you ever asked yourself if it was really "happy ever after?" Actually, in this Victorian melodrama, it's not. 35-years-old Emily Fox-Seton, quite penniless and a little lonely, saves herself from becoming an old maid by agreeing to a marriage proposal from the marquess of Walderhurst, thus becoming "one of the richest Marchionesses in England". She is naïve, kind and good. She doesn't believe that people are really willing to hurt her, but why are all these strange accidents happening? This novel is divided into 2 parts. The first, "The Making Of A Marchioness" tells about the odd courtship of Emily and Lord Walderhurst. The second part, "The Methods of Lady Walderhurst", most of the book, tells what happens after… This adult fairy tale, which, by mistake, becomes a realistic novel, is a captivating book. I wish you all a wonderful reading. (Summary by Stav Nisser)
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January 27, 2015 Subject:
A Sweet Cinderella Story
A sweet Cinderella story in which the nice girl gets the price/marquess but must still face the reality that not everybody wishes her well.
Very nicely read by Caroline Driggs
April 19, 2012 Subject:
Caroline Driggs gives a professional, heart-felt reading of this tender story... that has an edge. Burnett was a literary craftsman who is unfairly dismissed as merely a writer of sentimental kids' stories. Thank you Caroline. More please.
TheBookworm (Manchester, UK)
Reviewer:the bookworm turns
April 7, 2012 Subject:
A story well-read
"Emily Fox-Seton" is interesting and moves along well (although Emily is a bit too nice!) The story was beautifully read with just the right amount of feeling and emotion.
April 3, 2012 Subject:
A good read
This was a nice story I really enjoyed it. There were times when I did get a bit frustrated with Emily for being so darn nice, I hated seeing her niceness being exploited. The narrator was beyond fabulous, she has a lovely voice that so appropriately suits this story. A nice sweet story, enjoy!